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Historic Katy Rice Festival Goes Virtual

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Residents of Katy look forward to the historic annual Katy Rice Festival. Due to COVID-19, the event officials made the decision to continue the tradition virtually this year. The event will be held Oct. 9 through Oct. ll with an online craft market, live-stream band performances and other family-gun activities.

Katy, previously known as the “Rice Capital of the World”,  continues to celebrate their commercial growth and development. The Katy Rice Festival has traditionally been held in downtown Katy in order to support and promote local businesses. The city of Katy and the Katy Rotary Club have hosted a three day celebration consisting of parades, live music, arts and crafts, carnival, food trucks and beer garden. The event has drawn crowds up to 45-50,000. Proceeds from the event have gone back to the community. 

Although it was a difficult decision to go virtual, event hosts are optimistic that the Katy Rice Festival of 2021 will be back in full swing. Regardless of circumstances, The city of Katy wants to continue to celebrate their heritage and support of local businesses. Details of the virtual celebration are still in process, so stay up to date by following The Katy Rice Festival’s Facebook page.

SOURCE: Houston Chronicle